The first release candidate for WordPress 5.2 is now available!
WordPress 5.2 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, May 7 according to wordpress.org.
There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.2 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).
What’s in WordPress 5.2?
Continuing with the theme from the last release, WordPress 5.2 offers more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors.
Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your own site by yourself, these tools can help get you the right information when you need it.
The Site Health Check and PHP Error Protection tools have brand new features to discover any issues with plugins or themes on your site in an orderly and pro-active way.
There are also updates to the icons available in the dashboard, fresh accessibility considerations for anyone using assistive technologies and more.
WordPress Field Guide
The WordPress 5.2 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.